Decades of war have stunted progress in Afghanistan.

Generations have lost their loved ones to conflict. Communities have been forced from their homes. Traditional ways of living have been lost.

This is where we come in.

For the average rural Afghan family this means life-threatening challenges such as malnutrition, preventable diseases, complications during pregnancy, a shortage of health clinics with skilled medical staff, and a lack of safe drinking water and adequate hygiene.

Add to that Afghanistan’s beautiful, but rugged and harsh natural landscape, which is prone to harsh winters, hot summers, droughts, and flooding. Living in such conditions means constant vulnerability and difficulties for families.


How We Help


Medair helps children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers living in informal settlements, rural villages, and conflict-affected communities recover from malnutrition.


Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

In remote villages in the Central Highlands and urban communities affected by conflict, Medair reaches underserved communities and schools with safe water, latrines, and hygiene education.

Building Resilience

Because of environmental and other factors, families in the Central Highlands struggle to grow enough food to last through the long, cold winters. Medair helps rural communities to identify and develop plans to minimize the environmental threats that put their livelihoods at risk, and to plant kitchen gardens and preserve the produce, giving them access to nutritious food even through the coldest months when they are cut-off from the outside world.

Our Impact


women trained in kitchen gardening and food preservation


children treated for acute malnutrition


people reached with hygiene promotion and distributions of hygiene kits

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